Introduction: Splice a Loop in Rope or Cord

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a loop on the end a rope or cord comes in handy in a lot of ways, sure you can do a quick knot but I like having a more permanent set up. Different types of rope require different methods, here's what I did with some cord I got from the dollar store. Before you ask why take the time, this took me less than 5 minutes including taking the pics

Step 1: The Start

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as soon as I unwound the bundle of cord from the dollar store it began to unravel. I cut off about a foot and flamed the new end.

Step 2: The Loop

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I decided on the size of the loop by roughly forming it and pinching the long end of the cord at the base of the loop, a slight twist opened the cord wrap and I passed the end through, twisted it back tight and opened the next wrap again passing the end through and repeated that process for about 3 inches

Step 3: Wrap It

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this type of splice doesn't really need to be wrapped which is another way to secure a loop in a line but I had those cut off pieces right there so...

 lay your wrapping line inside the loop, holding the short end against the line, wrap the long end around so it secures itself and continue wrapping until you run out of wrap and pass the end back through the last loop and pull it tight

Step 4: Finish

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I cut off the short ends (flags) and heat sealed all cuts, now the cord is ready to be used

Comments

CMARA made it! (author)2015-09-04

I made this for the old Japanese rope arresting techniques (hojojutsu). This was called the "horin" (arresting loop; 捕輪), and used to be considered a secret trick to those techniques. Thank you for the lesson!

AtomRat (author)2012-09-13

Simply very useful technique that I didn't think of myself. This makes a very strong loop that I could see being used to even hold a string to a makeshift bow or anything that has a fair bit of movement. It will be used in future projects, cheers!
( Thanks for the welcome to instructables too! )

l8nite (author)AtomRat2012-09-13

Thank you Atom, splicing an eye is probably as old as rope but it's a dying art. Here I did it all by hand but in a lot of cases you need a tool to spread the twist of the rope, a screwdriver works in a pinch

l8nite (author)AtomRat2012-09-13

Thank you Atom, splicing an eye is probably as old as rope but it's a dying art. Here I did it all by hand but in a lot of cases you need a tool to spread the twist of the rope, a screwdriver works in a pinch

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